All posts tagged epidemic

The politics of alcohol and policy formulation

By Adam Bertscher, Leslie London & Marsha Orgill (all authors University of Cape Town)

Alcohol is contributing to a growing global burden of non-communicable diseases. Some of these diseases are referred to as ‘industrial epidemics’ because they are the result of social or commercial determinants of health. In other…

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The Importance Of Resource Allocation For Global Health Security

By Elvis García (DrPH student at Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health)

In the latest issue of Health Policy and Planning, ‘Beyond Gross National Income: Innovative methods for global health aid allocation’, Jesse Bump and colleagues analyze the complexities of resource allocation in Development Assistance, and underscore…

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Missing: confidence in Liberia’s health system

by Margaret E. Kruk, Associate Professor, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

“Fear of Ebola breeds a terror of physicians” proclaimed an article in the New York Times recently, observing that sick people in rural areas were more comfortable with seeking help from traditional healers than health system workers…

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